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Portland Timbers sign veteran goalkeeper Chris Konopka

The Portland Timbers announced the signing of MLS veteran Chris Konopka on Thursday, adding depth to their goalkeeping corps in the wake of Adam Kwarasey's recent return to Norway.

Konopka, 31, began his professional career with the Kansas City Wizards in 2007, and also played for the New York Red Bulls (2011), Philadelphia Union (2012-13) and Toronto FC (2013-15) in six previous MLS seasons. A native of Toms River, New Jersey, Konopka made a career-high 21 appearances (21 starts) in 2015 with Toronto FC.

Konopka most recently played for Ross County FC in the Scottish Premiership, winners of the 2015-16 Scottish League Cup. Previously, Konopka played for Bohemian FC of the League of Ireland in 2008 and spent two additional seasons in Ireland with Sporting Fingal in 2009 and Waterford United in 2010.

Jake Gleeson is currently the Timbers' first-choice 'keeper, having earned the starting job with a litany of outstanding performances after Kwarasey was sidelined with a finger injury earlier this season. Portland also have rookie netminder Wade Hamilton on their roster.  

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